H.R. 2579 (104th): United States National Tourism Organization Act of 1996


Nov 2, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 11, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 11, 1996.


Pub.L. 104-288


Toby Roth

Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 28, 1996
Length: 9 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To establish the National Tourism Board and the National Tourism Organization to promote international travel and tourism to the United States.

Summary (CRS)

9/26/1996--Passed House amended.United States National Tourism Organization Act of 1996 - Establishes the United States National Tourism Organization as a private not-for-profit organization to represent and promote United States international ... Read more >


Nov 2, 1995

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 24, 1996
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Sep 26, 1996
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 28, 1996
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 11, 1996
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2579”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


264 cosponsors (136D, 126R, 2I) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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